High Speed Police Chase After Shots Fired at Scene of Vehicle Burglary Attempt on Victoria Drive Near Newkirk Lane, Palatine

Palatine responded about 12:03 AM Monday to a report of a vehicle burglary, shots fired with a police pursuit on Victoria Drive and Newkirk Lane Palatine, IL. Police received a report that five suspects were involved in a burglary to motor vehicle incident with shots fired on Victoria Lane west of Newkirk Lane near Lake Louise in Palatine. It was initially unknown whether shots were fired at police or at residents in the neighborhood. Arlington Heights police reported last seeing a vehicle or vehicles involved in the burglary on eastbound I-90 near Arlington Heights Road.

The offender's vehicle or vehicles were spotted on I-90 southbound (eastbound) at Ashland Avenue about 1:52 a.m. The offenders vehicles were described as a black 2017 Mercedes SUV and a black Lincoln MKZ sedan. An unmarked Palatine police vehicle was following the vehicles and Illinois joined the police pursuit about 1:54 a.m. The pursuit was passing North Avenue by 1:55 a.m. and passing Ohio Street by 1:56 a.m.

The police pursuit also occurred on southbound I-294, west on Ogden Avenue, north on Illinois Route 83 and eastbound on I-88 near Oak Brook, and then eastbound on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Speeds were reported as high as 110 to 130 mph.

The suspects also reportedly rammed a Chicago police vehicle during the pursuit, passing through west suburban Westchester.

Eventually at about 2:26 a.m. at least one of the vehicles crashed into an IDOT truck on eastbound I-90 near Racine Avenue.

Two male suspects were arrested and taken into custody at the crash scene, and a weapon was also recovered at the crash scene. Police are investigating, and there was initially no additional information about which vehicle crashed and whether the other three suspects were captured.

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